SAMUEL A. LEVINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM B. LIKOFF, M.D.
Despite the great antiquity of the practice of auscultation of the heart, it is surprising how little is known concerning the exact mechanism, production, and propagation of heart murmurs. Most of the information upon which prevailing medical teaching rests is derived from bedside observation correlated with postmortem findings. Little careful experimentation, either in man or animals, has been undertaken. Many simple questions concerning murmurs remain unanswered. Even trained experts in cardiology find great difficulty in explaining the mechanism of systolic murmurs, or in appraising their significance. This has been brought to our attention in a striking fashion during the present
LEVINE SA, LIKOFF WB. SOME NOTES ON THE TRANSMISSION OF HEART MURMURS1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:298–311. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-2-298
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